Student News

Graduate Student Sam Bomkamp Receives Ilona Nicole Memorial Graduate Scholarship

Sam Bomkamp was awarded the Ilona Nicole Memorial Graduate Scholarship through the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN) Milwaukee Chapter. It was founded in honor of a former board member and is aimed toward funding emerging nonprofit leaders who have served as employees,… Read More

PhD Student Josh Rivers Receives Leifur Eiriksson Foundation Fellowship

PhD student Josh Rivers has received the Leifur Eiriksson Foundation Fellowship to conduct his dissertation research in Iceland. The foundation is a more localized version of a Fulbright Commission, more information on the foundation can be found here. Josh will… Read More

PhD Candidate Allison Kotowicz Awarded Prestigious Fulbright-Hays Fellowship

Allison Kotowicz, a PhD candidate in the Department of Anthropology, has been awarded the prestigious Fulbright-Hays Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship for her work with the Maasai people in Tanzania. Read more about her here!

Professor Bettina Arnold and PhD Candidate Josh Driscoll participate in Ancient Beer Workshop in Germany

Anthropology Professor Bettina Arnold and PhD candidate Josh Driscoll were invited speakers at the University of Hohenheim in Germany in the European Research Council PLANTCULT Workshop “Ancient Beer: Multidisciplinary Approaches to Identification in the Archaeological Record”, February 7-9, 2019. Their talks were entitled, respectively, Tapping into the Past:… Read More

Alexis Jordan receives Predoctoral Fellowship and History Prize

Congratulations to Alexis Jordan for receiving the 2019 National Humanities Without Walls Predoctoral Fellow as well as the Carew-Rendle History Prize awarded by the Royal Cornwall Museum for best essay in Cornish history or prehistory! www.humanitieswithoutwalls.illinois.edu https://www.royalcornwallmuseum.org.uk/whats-on/competitions

Cheri Price awarded FLAS Fellowship to study Mixtec language

Cheri Price, archaeology PhD student, has been awarded a second Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies. She will continue studying Mixtec in Oaxaca, Mexico, this summer in preparation for her dissertation research… Read More

PhD candidate Jessica Skinner’s thesis project is featured on the Graduate School’s Research page

PhD candidate Jessica Skinner’s thesis project is featured on the Graduate School’s Research page. Earlier this spring Jessica competed in the first ever 3 Minute Thesis competition at UWM and took second place! Follow the link to the article in… Read More

Megan Thornton Wins the Wisconsin Archaeological Society Research Award (WASRA)

This year’s recipient of the Wisconsin Archaeological Society Research Award (WASRA) is Megan Thornton, a Masters student in the Department of Anthropology. The WASRA is a competitive award that annually provides funding to students and avocational archaeologists conducting research pertinent… Read More

PhD candidate Josh Driscoll receives Wenner-Gren grant

PhD candidate Josh Driscoll has received a Wenner-Gren grant in support of his PhD thesis research on the socio-economic importance of alcoholic beverages in Iron Age Europe. Congratulations, Josh!

Jessica Skinner Takes Second Place in Inaugural Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) event

Congratulations are in order for Jessica Skinner who took second place, out-competing 12 other contestants, in the inaugural Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) event on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. This event was sponsored by The Graduate School, Office of Research, and… Read More